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Mortgage Interest Rates

Shutdown Squeeze Play May Cause Mortgage Fallout

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

Mortgage rates slipped downward for the third consecutive week; but before would-be refinancers and home buyers cheer too loudly, they may want to ponder the reason why. The federal government shutdown is creating a dark cloud that overhangs all aspects of finance.

With Mortgage Rates in a Holding Pattern, What Will Housing Prices Do?

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

After rising by more than a full percentage point from early May till the end of June, 30-year mortgage rates have more or less leveled off since then. However, the impact of higher mortgage rates on the housing market is still unknown.